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Monster, She Wrote: The Women Who Pioneered Horror and Speculative Fiction

March 28, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm PDT

Sponsored by The Book Club of California

Frankenstein was just the beginning: horror stories and other weird fiction wouldn’t exist without the women who created it.

From Gothic ghost stories to psychological horror to science fiction, women have been primary architects of speculative literature of all sorts. And their own life stories are as intriguing as their fiction.

Everyone knows about Mary Shelley, creator of Frankenstein, who was rumored to keep her late husband’s heart in her desk drawer. But have you heard of Margaret “Mad Madge” Cavendish, who wrote a science-fiction epic 150 years earlier (and liked to wear topless gowns to the theater)?

Monster, She Wrote is part biography and part reader’s guide with engaging write-ups and detailed reading lists that will introduce you to more than a hundred authors and over two hundred of their mysterious and spooky novels, novellas, and stories.

A live online presentation by Melanie R. Anderson, author, assistant professor of English at Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi, and podcast host, and Lisa Kroger, author and podcast host.

Click on the URL to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_MBdmoHpPQiaAVEP2cQ7Lrg?mc_cid=4f48eec8f6&mc_eid=55809a2ee8